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Monday, August 13, 2007

Lifting Devices Help Caregivers By Doing the Lifting for Them

There are many places where electronic or manual lifts can be rented or purchased. For a start on photos of lifts and information there is a website at rehabmart that shows some of the lifts available.

There are a variety of electronic and manual lifts. The caregivers need to have special training in operating the lift but it is not complicated.

When I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a skilled nursing facility the nurses and nursing assistants used lifting devices and electronic lifts regularly. This was for the safety of both the nurses and the people who were being lifted.

The sling provides a safe, comfortable type of seat for the person being lifted, and using a Lift device protects the nurses from injuring their backs and knees.

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